It’s official – awards season is upon us. The Golden Globes were held on Sunday, the BAFTAs are just around the corner and we can practically smell the Oscars in the air.
Which means red carpets. Loads of red carpets. Amidst all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, it’s easy to get caught up in the beautiful dresses and the hair so shiny you can practically use it as a mirror – and that’s all lovely – but let’s also remember that awards season is really about acknowledging how kickass these people are at their jobs.
Unfortunately, some of the reporters of the red carpet seem to forget that these women aren’t just walking, talking clothes hangers. But the leading ladies of the big screen aren’t about to take it lying down. Here are some of our very fave women calling out sexism and stupidity on the red carpet. Give them ALL the awards.
Australian actress Cate Blanchett wanted to know why the cameras were only interested in the women’s legs. Aren’t all pins created equal?
Parks and Rec star Rashida Jones called BS when a reporter asked her about her ‘tan’. Mike drop.
Stand up comedian Amy Schumer got real about the other sort of red carpet.
Jennifer Garner wondered why no one asked her (then) husband about how he ‘balances work and family’. Now will someone please ask her something important, like if she did all her own stunts in Alias?
A reporter made some big assumptions about the Big Bang Theory star’s calculus ability. He got schooled.
J. Law, winner of three Golden Globes and the highest paid actress in Hollywood, called it like she saw it when she was asked about her dress. Literally.
Emma Stone, who won a Golden Globe for her performance in La La Land this year, sassed it up when a reporter cat-called her, proving, for the millionth time, there’s so much more to this leading lady than the way she looks.
In what has got to be one of most bizarre inventions of the 21st Century, the red carpet introduced the ‘mani cam’ where celebrities can show off their manicures. If flipped Elisabeth Moss right off.
When asked about her dating life, Rihanna made it clear than she don’t need no man. Preach, Rhi Rhi.
This awards season, let’s remember that there’s more to these ladies than the way they look. They’re the best in the business and they’re fierce as hell.